Though I dabbled in art most of my life, it wasn't until I retired from teaching a few
    years ago that I started to take painting and drawing seriously.  Over the years I had
    done some pastel.  Watercolor became my first interest both in Kentucky and here in
    Florida in winters before moving permanently.

    When I discovered colored pencil at
    a meeting of CPSA 117 at the library,
    I was fascinated with what is possible
    to create with a simple pencil!  I took
    some classes locally and workshops at
    national conventions. I have tried
    different papers and pencil types.  
    Most of my recent work has been of
    animal life.  I haave also tried combining
    different mediums with colored pencil,
    mostly watercolor and pen and ink.
 
Mary Florence Lee
    I feel that colored pencil is gaining acceptance as a serious art
    form and that there is so much to learn from fascinating artists
    in this field.  Our pencil artists are very open to new ideas and
    sharing techniques - it is never dull and there is always that
    next project I'm anxious to start."

    When I'm not working with colored pencil, I am painting en
    plein air.  But even there I am experimenting much as I do with
    pencils, having worked in pastel, watercolor, oil and acrylic.  Am
    still trying to find a way to use pencil en plein air with a
    reasonable speed......watercolor pencils and a waterbrush!     
    My website: Art by Mary Lee
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